Communications Manager (adoption leave cover)
Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) is a coalition of 46 non-governmental organisations in England concerned with the conservation and protection of wildlife and the countryside. Taken together, our members have the support of over 8 million people and employ over 11,000 staff.
Since the Communications Manager post was created in 2015, Link’s communications activities have become a vital and hugely valued element of Link’s work. Over the coming year, this post will be pivotal in shaping the future of Link’s communications.
In particular, the post-holder will build on Link’s achievements in improving communication, enhancing collaboration and building capacity within the environment sector in the UK. This will be vital as Link - with its members and others - work to secure the best possible outcomes for the natural environment as the UK prepares to negotiate its way out of the EU.
As one of Link’s senior management team, the Communications Manager, along with the Director and Head of Policy and Campaigns, also provides strategic oversight for Link’s work, which includes guiding and supporting the staff team and members, advising the Board of Trustees, horizon scanning and identifying risks and opportunities.
Candidates must have a strong communications background with experience in campaigning, stakeholder engagement, PR and broader communications. Charity or public sector experience is a real advantage. This exciting role is an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution to the effectiveness of a small but highly influential charity at a critical time for the natural environment.
We would welcome applications for a secondment arrangement with another NGO, non-governmental organisation or public body.
To apply for this position, please submit a completed application form and covering letter to Dr Elaine King, Director, Wildlife and Countryside Link, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Tuesday 5 September 2017.
A job description and application form can be downloaded from www.wcl.org.uk/vacancies
Interviews will be held in London on 12 and 15 September 2017. Skills and ability testing will form part of the selection process.